Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
|If Only The Chofetz Chaim Had A Word Processor!|
The Chofetz Chaim writes in the closing paragraph of Hilchos Rechilus after describing three complicated cases of potential lashon hara, that he has many more examples, but because of the printing cost and his lack of time he needs to cut it short and leave it up to our imagination.
"Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L'Miriam BaDerech B'Tzaischem MiMitzrayim"
The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min
HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day
what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The
Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this
mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just
saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the
incident in order for it to have its intended effect.
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